Cobb’s Creek Golf Club….Past, Present, and Future
I am excited to present the following newspaper articles, videos, bios and photos regarding the venerable Cobb’s Creek Golf Club from its beginnings in 1915 to the present status and proposed future plans.
A group of enthusiastic golfers called “The Friends of Cobbs Creek” has been working diligently to return the Cobb’s Creek golf course to its illustrious past. Two of those golfers, Joe Bausch and Mike Cirba, have been extremely helpful and supportive in the preparation of this special feature on Cobb’s Creek Golf Club which chronicles the history of five major tournaments that have been played there.
Below you will see an overview and introduction to this presentation written by Mike Cirba. I hope you enjoy this and I always welcome comments.
Peter C. Trenham
While Philadelphia’s prestigious private clubs have a long history as fitting venues for important golf championships, few are aware of the role of municipal Cobb’s Creek in hosting
prestigious national tournaments throughout its earliest decades. Opening in 1916, by 1928 Cobb’s Creek hosted the best public course players across the country in the United States
Public Links championship. The testing course more than held its own with a 36-hole best medal score of ten-over par 152, with only eight of the contestants able to break 160, and
scores of 165 reaching the match-play portion that was eventually won by repeat champion Carl Kauffmann of Pittsburgh.
Read More or click the Clubhouse picture for the complete story...